mimesis[mi mē′sis, mī-]
mimesis definition by Webster's New World
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- Art, Literature imitation or representation; often, specif., imitation ()
- Biol. mimicry
Origin: Modern Latin ; from Classical Greek mimēsis, imitation ; from mimos, imitator
mimesis definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- The imitation or representation of aspects of the sensible world, especially human actions, in literature and art.
- Biology Mimicry.
- Medicine The appearance, often caused by hysteria, of symptoms of a disease not actually present.
Origin: Greek mīmēsis, from mīmeisthai, to imitate, from mīmos, imitator, mime.
mimesis - Medical Definition
- The appearance of symptoms of a disease not actually present, often caused by hysteria.
- Symptomatic imitation of one organic disease by another.